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Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu raised our eyebrows a few weeks ago by claiming that Mexican drug cartels control areas of Arizona. In a recent interview with TPM, he tempered his comments somewhat. But that didn't stop him from suggesting that the federal government is basically surrendering territory to drug smugglers.
It's safe to return to Twitter. The microblogging service has successfully blocked the virus that crippled Twitter.com earlier today. So how was Twitter brought to its knees? Through an amateur coding error reported to the company over a month ago.
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Last week, we reported how Republican Colorado Senate nominee Ken Buck and groups backing him were going after Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet with a number of ads knocking the incumbent on spending. Now, Bennet and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are countering with ads attacking Buck on social issues.
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FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey told bloggers at the Right Nation 2010 convention this weekend that the government takes people's money "under false pretenses." Social security? Huge Ponzi scheme, he says.
Before a rowdy crowd on Friday, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet (D) and Republican Senate nominee Ken Buck squared off in a debate that touched on the economy, health care, abortion, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' and other issues.
American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, outside groups backed by GOP heavy-hitters Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie, raised $14.5 million in the 30-day period ending Sunday, bringing their fundraising total this year to $32 million, according to the Associated Press.
It was inevitable. A millionaire Russian politician who claims to have been abducted by aliens, and also happens to be president of the World Chess Federation, has offered $10 million to buy the site of the proposed Cordoba House Muslim cultural center in downtown Manhattan. Like we said, inevitable.